Robin Chait is a Senior Education Policy Analyst at American Progress, where she focuses on teacher quality and high school reform issues, particularly as they affect disadvantaged students. In this position, Chait writes columns and papers, develops legislative proposals, and plans panel discussions and meetings.Prior to joining American Progress, Chait was an independent consultant and worked with Practical Strategy, LLC, and Cross and Joftus, LLC, to conduct research and write reports for non-profit organizations and government agencies, including the National Governor's Association, the National High School Alliance, the Corporation for National Service and others. Prior to that, Chait was a D.C Teaching Fellow and third grade teacher in the District of Columbia. She has also taught remedial reading at Maya Angelou Charter School. Chait also served as a program analyst in the U.S. Department of Education's Planning and Evaluation Service, where she designed and managed evaluations of federal education programs and wrote sections of the congressionally mandated National Assessment of Title I reports and other Department of Education-issued reports.Chait holds a master's degree in teaching from American University, a master's in public policy from Georgetown University, and a bachelor of arts in political science from Rutgers University.